Texas Muni Utility Explains How They Are Already 40% Renewable

Date: 11 Jun 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2011, Boulder citizens voted to have their city take over the electric utility, joining 1 in 7 Americans served by municipal electric utilities.  The process (which will take 3-5 years) continues.

In April 2013, the city council again voted to move forward, inspired this time by the example of Denton, TX, a municipal utility that already gets 40% of its power from renewable energy.  The presentation to the city council is from Mike Grim, the head of the Denton city utility.

Mike Grim Presentation from Boulder, Colorado on Vimeo.

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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power.